Hasselbeck and Palin Dress Down Clothes Critics

Women blast 'sexist' attack
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Oct 27, 2008 3:00 AM CDT
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of "The View," applauds while introducing Sarah Palin at a rally in Kissimmee, Fla,, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)
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(Newser) – Conservative View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck hit the campaign trail with Sarah Palin yesterday to blast the media flap over the Palin family's $150,000 campaign wardrobe—purchased by the GOP—as a “deliberately sexist” diversion and blatant double standard.

Palin complained about “the whole clothes thing” becoming an issue, then proceeded to list the items from her own collection that she was wearing, including her $35 wedding ring, a pair of beaded earrings from her Yupik Eskimo mother-in-law and a pin that she wears in honor of her son’s military service.